“We’re running models on various social distancing mandates.”

It’s certainly prudent that Georgia is researching this.

Georgia officials are in the planning stages for what they hope will be a football season to start in September that would allow for a limited number of fans in Sanford Stadium.

“We’re running models on various social distancing mandates,” athletic director Greg McGarity said Wednesday. “It depends on what phase we’re in. I don’t think it’s ever going to be business as usual because there’s going to be new standards in play as far as hygiene, the way we look at concessions, the way we look at seating.”

McGarity said Georgia has worked on those details the last month during a time where society has grown accustomed to staying at least six feet apart from others to reduce the spread of the novel cornonavirus.

It seems to me seating is the easiest part of this.  How they handle entry/exit, concessions, bathrooms — hell, how they handle passageways in a stadium that wasn’t designed with six feet of separation for crowds in mind — is a lot trickier.  Honestly, I don’t know how you do it effectively without a lot more support staff in place, which means they’re adding more folks back into the mix.

Any thoughts?

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111 responses to ““We’re running models on various social distancing mandates.”

  1. Argondawg

    I have been thinking this exact same thing. I say leave by seat designation. every one in every section that is sitting in seat xy and z in row xx leave and do it as a progression. You would think we could find a way to do this in an orderly way that doesnt have a ton of people bumping into each other. The thing is we would have to be disciplined and follow directions. Not our strong suit. It will take substantially longer but is doable. Patience is the key.

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    • mwo

      People can’t even follow instructions on deboarding an aircraft. No matter how many times it is announced, assholes are standing in the aisles before the plane has reached the gate. No way it will work with 97000 fans.

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    • Russ

      Yeah, I was about to make the same point as your last one. We could do this easily until someone screams “muh rights!” Common courtesy is just about as dead as common sense.

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      • Cojones

        Tractor Supply doesn’t give a shit. When asked why a manager and others didn’t have masks yesterday, the comeback was “Because I believe in God, not guvmint”. That outfit doesn’t give a big rat’s ass for the safety of their customers. The attitude was confirmed by the store manager who said that wearing them presented a problem when they had to handle large bags of feed and do sweaty labor, but when I reminded him that protection at the checkout was only a plexiglas semi-barrier and a pen was handed bare-handed there, he said it was optional to wear protection and demonstrated that they didn’t give a crap about older people’s health.

        I’ve decided to take my business to Walmart because their employees do wear masks and gloves that are protective of the public they serve.

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        • mwo

          I’m kind of surprised at that about Tractor Supply. I buy a lot of propane there. They are cheap as hell on that.

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          • Cojones

            Previously, I bought dog food and cat food, bird seed by the 40lb bag, bird suet, lawn equipment, portable metal dog kennel, dog and cat toys, dog muzzle, collar and harness plus many other items(vaccinations, etc.) and have spent quite a bit of money there. I’m leaving because of their attitude of not caring whether they pass this on to others. They aren’t tested nor vetted to determine their contacts.

            I’m as surprised as you are.

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        • awreed79

          Are the Walmart employees putting on a fresh pair of gloves for every customer they interact with? If not, those gloves ain’t doing shit but spreading the same germs unwashed hand would be.

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  2. TopGun Dawg

    I’m guessing either Hartman points will determine who gets in or season ticket holders get a 3-game package, effectively cutting the attendance in half or more. I’m sure the lowly of lowliest will get something like ETSU, LA-Monroe, and Vandy. Hell, at this point, I don’t care If I have to wear a mask, gloves, or be a Bubble Boy. I just want football.

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  3. Paul

    Every other row empty. That’s 50% of your capacity. Every other seat empty. Now you’re down to 25% of your normal crowd. Which 25%? Why the 25% that give us the most money of course. How many of those folks are going to be happy sitting in the upper deck? On the bright side once some of those folks use the older restrooms maybe we will get more than just fresh paint the next time they’re ‘remodeled.’

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Even at 25% capacity, what happens if a storm and lightning pops up? Wouldn’t fans be crowded under the stands if forced to leave their seats? And assuming concessions would be cut back to reflect the crowd size, that means the line for concessions must maintain 6 feet separation.

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  4. Derek

    How about the fact that if they impose distancing that they’ve oversold the place by 4 to 6 fold?

    How does that get resolved?

    I was joking yesterday that they could play 6 10 minute quarters and seats 1, 7, 13 could watch the first quarter. 2, 8 and 14 the second and so on.

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    • How about the fact that if they impose distancing that they’ve oversold the place by 4 to 6 fold?

      How does that get resolved?

      You offer folks the option of getting tickets to some of the games or taking a mulligan on the season. The latter get full refunds for tickets and Hartman Fund contributions. The former get refunds for tickets to games they aren’t allowed to attend.

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      • This makes sense to me, but I don’t think they’ll let the fund contributions go so easily. A smart way to do it might be to say, “We’ll give you a full refund on your contributions if you want, but you don’t keep the points. If you decline the refund, we’ll give you 2x the points on your account.” The ultimate Georgia Way would be a sliding scale – 1.5x points under $5,000, 2x points on $5,000-$10,000, etc.

        (Disclaimer: I’m faculty so I don’t know how the points normally work.)

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      • Cojones

        Some of you should watch The Producers (love them both, but prefer Zero Mostel) to figure out this oversold problem.

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  5. MA

    An additional problem is that it’s not six feet for fans — it’ll be sixteen feet, because (unless you’re assuming everyone won’t ever cheer, yell, or sing the fight song) this is now a choral context (in terms of aerosol dispersal instead of ballistic droplets):

    Being outside helps, but not if they’re six feet apart, and not if the wind is swirling (like it does in stadiums).

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    • I would expect that masks would be mandatory for attendance.

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      • PTC DAWG

        How exciting…I have yet to don one.

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        • If you came to my office for a closing, you’d have to wear one. 😉

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          • PTC DAWG

            Folks around here are doing them outside, for folks who don’t care to.

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            • More power to ’em.

              I’ll tell you we’ve done almost all our closings virtually for the past month+ and the overwhelming response from folks has been extremely positive.

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              • PTC DAWG

                Virtual works….different world for sure. How are they handling the notary part?

                Title Insurance sounding more important than ever. Big profit center for you too. 🙂

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                • Supreme Court says as long as we watch the documents being executed online, we can notarize.

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                • Gaskilldawg

                  That is what we have been doing, too, as long as the signer gets the original to us to notarize the same day as the signer signed it.
                  Works fine on our end. Helping folks in another location try to figure out how to download Zoom, request entry into the meeting, and turn on their microphones is the hard part.

                  I had a client in the middle of a Zoom meeting go to the bathroom and take her phone with her. Not cool, either

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                • PTC DAWG

                  Now that’s funny right there..I don’t care who you are. People are definitely obsessed with their phone.

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        • Paulwesterdawg

          Just out of curiosity. Why? It helps make you as a potential asymptomatic Person less of a risk to others. It’s a courtesy to others to wear one in public.

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          • I really don’t understand the resistance to masks and I like to think I’m as “classical liberal” as it gets when it comes to ideology.

            Literally, if everybody just wore a damn mask and carried a mini-bottle of hand sanitizer for when they couldn’t wash their hands, this virus would die off.

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          • Gaskilldawg

            Their favorite facebook friends report that the corona virus is a big hoax and by not wearing masks they are making a statement that we are fools for believing the hoax.

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          • This is probably better reserved for the PlayPen, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately….modern day “but muh rights” = being a selfish asshole who thinks exercising the common courtesy of wearing a mask during a pandemic is tantamount to burning the Constitution. A certain segment of the populace is so self-absorbed and can’t act like an adult for the greater good of our common society and instead has to lash out like a pee-pants crybaby when asked to do something as simple as wearing a mask to prevent infecting at-risk members of said society.

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            • Cojones

              I’m beginning to think it may be a good idea for the ignoramuses to wear nada and infect each other such that they aren’t in a position to vote in Nov. Two birds, etc…

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              • Faulkner

                Today at Publix in Dunwoody many of those “ignoramuses” would be people over 65. No gloves, no mask and touching every surface at the deli counter. As well, I would say half the people wearing masks are not doing so properly. Mouth covered but nose completely exposed. Or mask is not properly fitted. So easy with the everyone who hates seniors should die nonsense. BTW even the CDC says if you don’t have covid or symptoms you don’t need a mask. Protect seniors, protect the infirm, quarantine the sick and stay home if your not sure. Pretty fucking easy.

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      • Go Dawgs!

        We’re all going to have some really interesting tan lines if they let us into stadiums this year!

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      • Biggen

        I doubt that very much.

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  6. Muttley

    Kneeland Stadium in Knoxville is willing to add an extra two square inches per butt, bringing the total to 19 inches per, and make fans promise not to go ‘woooo!’ during the singing of “Rocky Top” unless properly face masked.

    Grant Field has no concerns since the Georgia game is in Athens this year. Tech fans average ten-twelve square feet per fan during in-conference play.

    Auburn has requested the SEC to take the precautionary measure of moving the Georgia game to Jordan-Hare on odd and even years .

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  7. Muttley

    How about this: students 100% tested and a crowd of 100% students from both schools, admitted at student prices. A little more 1920 than 2020.

    (And I guess when that happens, pigs doing the fly-overs).

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  8. PTC DAWG

    Are people really scared to be near other people? Sounds like they just need to give up their tickets..to anything, ever. No concerts, no graduations, no Church, nothing. Stay home and stay safe..according your Ruler.

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    • Go Dawgs!

      I’m sorry, PTC, but who exactly is that ruler you’re referring to?

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      • PTC DAWG

        Pretty much anything the CDC spouts. They are one with all the mandates and recommendations.

        I have a lot of respect for the small business’s trying to open up with all these guidelines to follow. 10 people per 500 square feet in a dining establishment, going to be hard to make that work.

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    • Every poll I’ve seen in the past two weeks indicate significant majorities across the country, regardless of political affiliation, think it’s too early to abandon social distancing.

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    • Paul

      PTC I think that yes, until we have effective drugs or a vaccine, preferably both, large numbers of people will not be comfortable in a stadium, concert venue or large crowd. Most of the organizations that put on such events are not yet comfortable scheduling them either.

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      • PTC DAWG

        Then the issue is fixed, those folks can stay home until we are 100% safe from viruses.

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        • Paul

          PTC I think that the question being asked here isn’t it? What does it take to make folks comfortable enough to return, how do you accommodate them, are you legally protected as an organization and is it worth it (profitable)? If you can only fill 25% of your seats is it worth all the other processes, procedures and employees necessary to pull that off? I don’t think you can just open the doors and say ‘come if you want to.’

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          • PTC DAWG

            We disagree on the last sentence. Let citizens make the decision…in my county of 120K people, we have had 10 deaths of Covid (so they say) average age right at 80…all with underlying conditions.

            So yeah, the club level and luxury boxes might want to be careful. 🙂

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            • Those 10 folks with underlying conditions were somebody’s mother / father / brother / sister. That you’re so glib about that tells me a lot about you.

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              • PTC DAWG

                Yeah, my FIL is at risk too….not trying to be glib…just stating facts..folks, when they get up near 80 or so, start to die of all kinds of things.

                Industries are decimated..the rough stuff hasn’t even gotten started yet on that front. But yeah, let’s shut everything down until we are 100% safe.

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                • Russ

                  How is wearing a mask to help prevent potential spread to an at =-risk person the same as shutting everything down? That at-risk person may have no choice but to go buy groceries themselves.

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  9. Are they going to offer full refunds to those who don’t want to pay for the 3 games offered? Are they going to offer full refunds to people who don’t want to wear a mask to attend? How are they going to control people tailgating and maintaining social distancing? Are they going to allow any students to attend on student tickets?

    There’s a whole lot of decisions that have to made to make this possible.

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    • PTC DAWG

      I think right now, they should begin offering refunds to anyone who want one. That right there would lower the attendance, ASSuming they don’t sell any of the returned tickets.

      Reading comments here and other places, there are certainly people who are not comfortable going out in public, even outside..refunds would be requested for sure..

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      • PTC, I plan to be in my season ticket location if at all possible in September (or whenever the season starts). I want to know what the AA is willing to offer me (number of tickets, seating location, what games if I can only get a subset, what rules will be in place) before I decide to say this isn’t worth it for this year and I want my credit card refunded. For instance, if they say we’re willing to sell you your 3 tickets, they are going to be in the 600 level, you only get the two baby seal clubbing and Vandy, and you must wear a mask the entire game, I’ll would probably turn around and say no thanks and please refund my order, and I expect to be in my seats on the lower south side seats in 2021.

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        • PTC DAWG

          I sure we get back to something normal sooner than later. I get your point exactly about seal clubbings from the 600 level…

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  10. TDC DAWG

    I think the days of 90K in stadiums is over. The stadium seating arrangement should have been changed long ago, this is just the incentive to do it. It is impossible to put even two people weighing 275lb in three seats as is, we have to reconfigure and renumber seating.

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  11. Mayor

    Lindsey Scott!! Lindsey Scott!! Lindsey Scott!!

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  12. Debby Balcer

    Since people come in ticket groups They should be able to sit them together and have spaces between blocks. I do like the idea of students going only. I will hate to miss the game and it would hurt Athens economically. The virus might not be an issue early in the fall but become one later. I would wear a mask. It seems odd that the people in 1920 did so willingly but 100 years later people are intent on ignoring measures that prevent the spread of air born viruses.

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    • Admiral Sackbar

      “It seems odd that the people in 1920 did so willingly but 100 years later people are intent on ignoring measures that prevent the spread of air born viruses.”

      Healthcare professionals are having a hard enough time as it is dealing with covid-19; beyond putting the extremely ill on ventilators, there isn’t much they can do (and weening those patients off said ventilators can take weeks). Now think about how little doctors could do in 1918; if you were sick in those days, you got quarantined until you either recovered or died. And back then Spanish Flu wasn’t the only thing; those people were also living in the threat of other diseases like tuberculosis and polio.

      In short, people back then took those precautions because they were living under threat of illness much more often than we are. We just aren’t used to this kind of threat.

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      • Paul

        Admiral, I think there is also something else at work. My parents always thought about the good of others and the good of society as a whole before they ever thought of themselves or their own rights. This was a normal mindset generally. It’s also how my generation was raised. Today we’ve become a narcissistic society. We believe that ‘freedom’ means ‘I can do whatever I damn well please.’ The recently embraced corollary is ‘anything you do that keeps me from doing whatever I damn well please makes you a tyrant.’ Hence all the angst regarding tyranny, socialism, fascism and claims that public health orders are unconstitutional. I’ve found that most who are posting these rants have little or no understanding what socialism or fascism are and they certainly don’t know the difference between the two. Nor have they actually read or understood the Constitution or the documents that undergird it’s writing. That’s sad quite frankly.

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        • Admiral Sackbar

          I don’t completely disagree; in fact, the point I’m making is that because life has been relatively easy for most Americans (especially compared to those who lived 100 years ago), we can expect people to throw tantrums at minor burdens and to make hysterical claims of fascism and communism taking place where they’re clearly not.

          That said, I’m not going to pretend the older folks had it all right, either. I respect the hell out of the Greatest Generation, but many members of that group had interesting (even unconstitutional) ideas of freedom, especially where it pertained to immigrants and people of color. Consumerism (which is all about self-gratification) took off with their children. There are lessons of nobility and honor we can glean from those folks, but there are also cautionary tales.

          I hope those crazies you’re describing aren’t representative of society as a whole (so far, I’m not convinced they are, just based on experiences interacting with members of my community during this pandemic). If they are, we might be in more trouble down the road.

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          • Paul

            Agreed. We are all far from perfect. My father was full blooded Irish, both of his parents being Irish. I never once heard call himself an Irishman or an Irish-American. He was an American. Period. And proud of it. While he was in prison camp during the war the Nazi’s, being the nationalists they were, couldn’t understand his attitude. He told them he would gladly bomb Dublin if given the orders. They thought he was a little bit nuts. If he were still around today he would have some choice words for the idiots running around screaming about their constitutional rights. He would also say he was willing to die to defend their right or be stupid.

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            • Derek

              Was your father of Gaelic, Anglo-Norman or Ulster-Scots descent?

              I think you’d find very different viewpoints on dropping bombs on Dublin depending upon the answer to that.

              Tiocfaidh ár lá.

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              • Paul

                Chief was proud of his Irish heritage but he was born in America. Where he came from was not nearly as important to him as where he was. He was an American. We sent him and my mother to Ireland for their fiftieth anniversary. It’s the only time he ever visited his ancestral home.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  Ha! My people came from Arkansas and migrated to Louisiana ’cause the schooling was free. Their journey was almost 10 miles! Try dropping a bomb on my ancestral homeland….

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  13. Normaltown Mike

    They should do lots of PSA’s and signs throughout the stadium that discourage people that are morbidly obese, over 65 or living with a condition that compromises their health to attend the games.

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    • sniffer

      Mike, they should place signs around Sanford that discourage people already in Sanford from attending the game? Good one! Here’s a take. You know the people walking around Publix without masks? Yeah, they’ll be in Sanford, too. Should make for some next level social judgement!

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  14. The Georgia Way

    Points cutoffs will determine who gets access to our disinfected skysuites and partitioned club level seating. Stay tuned for opportunities to improve your score.

    Those falling below the cutoff will be ranked and given opportunities to volunteer for our concession, cleaning, and social monitoring teams.

    Rest assured, our security bunker will be fully staffed as points totals will be adjusted by your social credit score accrued at each game. So keep your distance and save the physical contact for the tailgate!

    #COMMITMORETOTHEG #WEAREALLINTHISTOGETHER

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  15. Ozam

    If it isn’t “deemed” safe for the fans is it really safe for the players, etc. etc. Rules riddled with exceptions are hardly rules. Will people be removed for high fives or coughing? Imho people need to decide their own social distancing tolerance. If you aren’t comfortable don’t go. I get this is unique situation but we are on a slippery slope.

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    • Classic City Canine

      People absolutely shouldn’t get to decide on their own guidelines because you can infect lots of people without knowing it. Sheltering in place won’t do much for me if I have to go to the grocery store with a bunch of people who aren’t practicing the proper safety measures because they have a different (unrealistic) definition of what is safe.

      How can you say we’re on a slippery slope when we’ve never gone through something like this before? The closest comparison is the Spanish Flu and what do you know, individual rights and representative government are still here 100 years later.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        sheltering in place was implemented to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed all at once. “Flatten the curve” was to delay WHEN people were hospitalized and died, not if they would be hospitalized and die. It was never intended to cure Covid-19.

        You should stay inside your house & refuse all visitors until a vaccine is developed. That’s your best solution for preventing catching it from someone else.

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        • jtp03

          We haven’t even reached the 14-day flattening benchmark, and besides, that was the bare minimum floor, not the ultimate goal.

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        • Cojones

          If testing is done in sufficient numbers that allow us to get on top when the curve begins to flatten, that would provide much room for beginning to open businesses and society as a whole with less chance of infection. Once the curve goes steadily downward after flattening, two weeks would end the distancing problem because those you associate with will probably have confirmed through testing that they don’t have the disease or have recovered (knowingly or unknowingly). That can happen long before the vaccine(s) is perfected and is well worth the effort.

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          • Normaltown Mike

            Nice try but “flatten the curve” (our March campaign slogan) has nothing to do with “test, track, trace” (our May campaign slogan).

            We sheltered. Hospitals are not overwhelmed, Old people and the unhealthy have figured out it’s dangerous to leave home.

            You should definitely shelter in place permanently Cojones.

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            • Cojones

              The only thing I follow and will continually bring up is testing. It is the only way out of this pandemic and everyone should lead whenever we experience a loss of leadership as we have now. It is criminal not to do so or to pretend you are fighting this pestilence while you have no idea what you are trying to accomplish.

              Testing, testing, testing is what’s necessary for businesses to open again with only a low level of danger to potential customers, otherwise, there aren’t enough of you willing to go out in this environment and support each other’s business – you need those stay-at-homers for that.

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  16. 69Dawg

    I live in The Villages, Florida, average age 68, golf courses never closed. There have been less than 100 deaths from the CV. All they did was close the buildings to keep large groups from being close. Being outside is safer than being inside. Football, outside will be safer than in the domes for sure. In the mean time, we need to get back to business and next time make the sick stay home like the old days. This CV is not the Black Plague.

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    • 69Dawg

      Oh yea we have 125,000 residents.

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      • Jeremy Coulter

        It’s funny that hasn’t gotten more attention. That would represent the highest death rate per 100,000 anywhere. I guess affluent whites don’t get the media coverage.

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        • 69Dawg

          I was wrong about the number, that 100 was for the whole county. The Villages only had 33 deaths. .000264 Take a guess how many a population with our avg age has annually, a hell of a lot more.

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          • Cojones

            How many infections? I saw a photo of everyone mixing at The Villages Square (or whatever your outside area where you congregate is called) several weeks ago and am just curious about how many and when infections occurred.

            Does every male still carry Viagra-like drugs in their pockets for those fun outdoor drinking and cavorting that I read is going on there?

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    • spur21

      Black Plague doesn’t concern me – I was vaccinated in 1968 – CV-19 does concern me.
      What I really don’t understand – why do some refuse to wear a mask?

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      • PTC DAWG

        I’m not comfortable in one, nor am I very comfortable being around a bunch of people that I can’t identify if I had to.

        I don’t go places that require them…

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        • This is where I am. There is a reason it is/was state law that you couldn’t wear a mask in public. To go from no one should wear one to why doesn’t everyone want to wear one is a knee-jerk philosophical shift that I’m not onboard with.

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        • Normaltown Mike

          It’ also hard to read faces with the mask. I was at Publix yesterday and I couldn’t tell if some nice looking lady was glaring at me or making eyes…maybe both?

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        • Narcissistic Sociopath Party

          That’s some frightened pussy, super privileged reasoning.

          Heaven forbid something make you “not comfortable” and you have to navigate an unfamiliar world.

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          • PTC DAWG

            LOL…you need to stay home with Cojones.

            You gonna go off on CPA Dawg too?

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            • Narcissistic Sociopath Party

              CPADawg’s point is silly.

              Just because ski mask, Halloween mask, or balaclava masks share the word mask does not make them equivalent to medical nose/mouth protection masks.

              If the law were to apply to every “mask” then I guess football players in Georgia should get rid of facemasks.

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            • Jrdawg88

              Wearing a medical mask protects others from your germs, not vice versa. And most 3rd graders can discern the difference between a ski mask and a medical mask. I know you know these things and you are just funnin’ everybody on here but your buffoonery needs to be called out. I have a 78 yo father who I’d like to protect so that means I won’t be able to attend games due to jackasses like you.

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              • Got Cowdog

                Don’t take this wrong and I hope your Dad lives to be 107 and gets shot by his wife’s jealous boyfriend, but…
                Apparently in the panic of the pandemic not everyone with an education north of third grade can distinguish between an N-95 rated mask and one made from the survivor of a pair of mismatched socks or the right/left hand cup of a sports bra.
                Just sayin’ ….

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                • PTC DAWG

                  Point made exactly

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                • Russ

                  An N-95 mask protects the wearer and others. Cloth masks protect others, not the wearer. They are a courtesy at a minimum to others that may be at risk, and it’s not just age. Can you tell from walking around who has a compromised immune system? Of course not.

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      • They’s some bad hombres here.

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        • Got Cowdog

          My yahoo boys liberated a sombrero from a Mexican restaurant once upon a birthday. My wife got me a red and black serape on a trip to New Mexico. I’m thinking with the bandana I use for everything from frost proofing my nose on Nebraska Bird hunts to guarding my scalp on inshore fishing trips? I could go full on Bandido without it resulting in a foot pursuit with the local constabulary …..
          This could work.

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  17. Hobnail_Boot

    What happens when someone who is not in an aisle seat needs to get up to pee?

    This won’t work.

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    • PTC DAWG

      We will all die in that case.

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      • Cojones

        You first, but I’m sure you not wearing a mask will put you at risk anyway. It must be great to be so macho about a subject you don’t seem to comprehend – a virus is out there that will kill you just because it exists. You can’t appeal to it because it doesn’t match the criteria to be called “alive” and you can’t avoid it unless you live as a hermit. These are scientific facts that have not been politicized here because my plea is for everyone to accept that testing will not only save Dawg lives, it will lead to other things you want as well; like open and shopped businesses and a return to cfb ASAP.

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  18. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Give all dudes that attend a game in Sanford a pair of wellies so you don’t catch the coronuh virus when you walk thru standing pisswater in the toilets

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  19. Beer Money

    This all sounds absolutely miserable. While I would truly hate missing football games, this sounds like it would make going through TSA a fun experience by comparison.

    If the point of allowing some fans in is for the atmosphere on TV…good luck on that. It will be like G-Day during most of the Goff years and will be awful on TV. Think the last 5 minutes of the Murray St. game awful…but for every game.

    And tailgating will be an even bigger disaster given that many people will show up and stay all day and trash the campus even more than they do now where most go in to the game. And good luck with implementing social distancing to those playing beer pong and doing keg stands.

    And I know they have to prepare for anything, but what if CV burns out this summer (like SARS did) and there is absolutely no reason not to let people in en masse by the time the season starts? People will be climbing the gates if you don’t let them in. Sadly, given the politics involved, I somehow do not see CV disappearing anytime before 11/3 and there likely will not be a treatment implemented before then either (done intentionally).

    Lastly, it seems like UGA and all schools and venues could absolve themselves of legal liability by putting a disclaimer on the tickets, but I am no lawyer. If people are allowed to sue the team/school/promoter for getting sick from CV at some venue, then what’s to stop someone for suing them for catching the flu (or any other disease) there if it hospitalizes them/kills them?

    This is about living with and accepting risk. If you don’t feel comfortable being around people, don’t go. But I pity to think that the goalposts will always be moved of what draconian measures we should accept “for the good of others.”

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  20. Godawg

    I just want to know if piping in crowd noise constitutes “fake juice?”

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  21. Cojones

    Solution: let everyone who is concerned about this disease wear a mask and distance on one side of the field while those who don’t give a shit and won’t wear a mask congregate on the other side of the field. Separate concessions where they wear gloves and masks while serving the side that gives a shit and open-faced bare-hands people man the other side’s concessions, preferably if they have a cough.

    Suicide by Corvid-19, a new and puzzling phenomenon that has produced untimely death results to all public gatherings -, headline of the future.

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    • Given some of your recent comments about people who don’t see the world the same way you do, please read the Senator’s last post about this:
      https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/and-now-a-word-from-our-sponsor/

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      • Cojones

        And your view is aligned otherwise, I suppose. If my words go outside the lines for what Blutarsky intends, he has shown his displeasure in the past and I would expect he will continue to do so without your acting as a policeman. I tend to purposefully skirt the edge sometimes , but haven’t noticed where I get off the subject such that it goes to another thread. If Bluto upbraids me, then I will consider where I’ve violated his blog rules.

        If you seriously want people to entertain cfb for this year, I propose the only solution available at this time – testing and more testing – before even thinking of placing bodies out there separated by a magical distance. If persisting to cram bodies together is your track right now, then my solution reply (rather than tell you to think clearly) will ridicule your “solution”. If you want anyone to go out and guinea-pig for you, I suggest you ask your friends for a solution.

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        • I think we need a balanced approach. I’m planning for no college football this season. Will I be disappointed if this is the outcome? Hell, yes. I’ve attended most home games since 1981. The idea of no college football or a season with no fans is horrible to me.

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  22. Aladawg

    The decisions made on this topic will almost certainly lay the ground of what many folks will do with tickets. I am a poultry pathologist that has dealt with coronaviridae many times. I have 2 MD’s in my direct family so I have some scientific knowledge on this topic. Even the scientifically astute can’t agree on what to do, so to me there are no clear answers. So, how does that apply to this topic? For me it’s either all or none. Any decision to shut me out of certain games or seats is a real sign that it’s time for me to get out of the seat licensing and season tickets. There is no way to be fair in a pick and choose system. For those truly concerned, you need to stay at home. If you think a vaccine will be the answer try looking closely at influenza. Despite vaccination thousands die yearly and less than 60% get the vaccination. So in closing, I say either no fans or all fans. Hope to see you all in the fall , but I’m not optimistic it will happen.

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